SIS Insights Blog

In this blog, our policy and technology experts offer their insights on a variety of topics to which Social Interest Solutions brings a unique point of view. Our staff provide perspectives and recommendations on how to develop and refine application, eligibility determination, and enrollment systems for health care, nutrition, and other social service programs.

Using Existing Data to Eliminate Gaps in Health Care Coverage

Using Existing Data to Eliminate Gaps in Health Care Coverage

Even without significant investment, states can use the data at their disposal to discern gaps, patterns, and inconsistencies to better understand what happens during transitions, why coverage disruptions happen, and what can be done to promote seamless transitions.
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Launching New Digital Tools for WIC Participants: A Guide for WIC Agencies

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to children up to age 5 who may be at nutritional risk. In many places, the local
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Navigating Enrollment in Covered California

Navigating Enrollment in Covered California

While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the law for eight years now, most Americans still may have trouble understanding how coverage works, whether they qualify for coverage, and how to enroll in programs.
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Strategic Pillar 5: Create Strategic Efforts that Support and Unite the Social Tech Community

Strategic Pillar 5: Create Strategic Efforts that Support and Unite the Social Tech Community

As a mission-driven, nonprofit organization, we will further our mutual cause of helping people and our communities by lending ourselves, our ideas, our resources, and our spaces to supporting and promoting the field of social technology. We will partner with other like-minded organizations and individuals to deliver on our vision.
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Strategic Pillar 4: Leverage Our Data and Experience To Influence Policy and Public Systems

Strategic Pillar 4: Leverage Our Data and Experience To Influence Policy and Public Systems

At Social Interest Solutions, our future is in data. Data can and will drive how we operate and implement our solutions development, and change the lives of people for the better.
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Strategic Pillar 3: Partner to Develop Dynamic Offerings

Strategic Pillar 3: Partner to Develop Dynamic Offerings

Partnering has always been a founding principle of, and a strategic advantage for, Social Interest Solutions. Our aspirations are limitless because we see how meaningful partnerships can extend our creativity, our capacity, and our impact. Partners help us to test our hypotheses and refine our ideas; they help us become better.
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Strategic Pillar 1: Establish a Creative, Open Work Environment at SIS

Strategic Pillar 2: Deepen Our Connection to the People We Serve

We must understand the challenges people face and how we can make things better so that we’re able to create connections between people and the lives they dream of. To do this, SIS will expand user testing, mine data, and work alongside people who have lived these experiences.
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Strategic Pillar 1: Establish a Creative, Open Work Environment at SIS

Strategic Pillar 1: Establish a Creative, Open Work Environment at SIS

The Greatness Agenda clarifies our purpose and will be carried by five Strategic Pillars. In this blog, Robert Phillips elaborates on pillar 1.
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Robert Phillips, CEO of Social Interest Solutions, Gets Personal

Robert Phillips, President and CEO of Social Interest Solutions, Gets Personal

In this blog, Robert gets personal as he discusses his childhood, decision to go to college, and greatest influences.
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Robert Phillips, president and CEO at Social Interest Solutions, shares his vision for the nonprofit organization.

Combining technology and policy to connect people to what they need

In this video, Robert Phillips, president and CEO of Social Interest Solutions, shares his vision for the nonprofit organization.
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